NewTek TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4 SDI
Portable, Professional, and Equipped for End-to-End IP
- Simultaneously Broadcast, Stream, Record
- Switch between 4 SDI or 8 NDI Sources
- Up to 1080p29.97 Resolution Support
- Two SDI Program Outputs
- Built-In Full-Featured Control Software
- Live Streaming & Social Media Publishing
- 1TB Internal SSD Storage
- Effects, Titles & 3D Virtual Sets
- Keyboard & Mouse Included
- Optional Control Panel Supported
- Tech Specs
The NewTek TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4 SDI is a compact, all-in-one multimedia solution that allows you to simultaneously broadcast, stream, and record live productions from virtually anywhere. The eight-input switcher lets you easily switch between four SDI or eight NDI video sources, mix audio, add graphics and titles, and add advanced effects such as virtual sets and animated transitions. Featuring an intuitive and full-featured control software, the TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4 SDI is suited for both new users and seasoned professionals.
In addition to the four SDI inputs, you can choose from four NDI devices on the network, including computers, PTZ cameras, or even wireless capture devices. Two SDI outputs are provided for sending the Program output with audio to external devices.
The TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4 SDI features an internal 1TB SSD drive and also supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0. The comprehensive switcher also supports live streaming to multiple platforms and services simultaneously. A keyboard and mouse are included, and the optional TriCaster Mini Control Panel can also be incorporated for traditional tactile control with a T-bar and illuminated buttons.
Advanced IP Workflow
Video and Audio over IP
Send and receive real-time, low-latency, frame-accurate video and multichannel audio over IP on a standard network infrastructure via the NDI protocol, with any NDI-enabled device on the same LAN available as a video source or destination.
IP Source Selection
Access both the inputs and outputs of all NDI-enabled devices on the same network from any external input on the TriCaster Mini Advanced, dramatically increasing the number of available video sources for any production.
IP OutputsSend output signals, sub-mixes, or individual sources to NDI-enabled devices with 4 fully configurable, IP video outputs.
Apply more sophisticated audio routing configurations, mapping any input channel (or combination of input channels) to any output channel (or combination of output channels) with four complete 4x4 routers for every audio input.
Input Level Control
Fine-tune sound with independent control for every audio channel—up to 4 per input.
Deliver pitch-perfect sound mixes for any setup, supplying audio signals via 4 IP-ready, quad-channel output busses—Master, Aux 1, Aux 2, and Aux 3.
Dante Audio Networking
Expand integration and IP workflow possibilities with audio input over the network from devices that use the Dante networking protocol. (Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate, sold separately.)
Audio Recording Options
Configure the captured audio source for each ISO recording with per-channel audio signal selection.
Default Media File Level
Reduce time spent individually configuring audio levels for non-native clips and sound files by assigning a preset level to all files added to media players.
Manage audio signals with greater precision using noise gate settings in the audio mixer to exclude low-level sounds.
Achieve higher-quality sound by determining audio clipping more easily and accurately with an updated VU meter interface.
Use real-time data from internal and external sources in your live program without adding dedicated data input software. Built-in DataLink maps your selected data source to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates, and updates their corresponding content instantly (automatically or on-demand), ensuring you have the most current and accurate information.
DataLink File Watcher
Save time converting detailed information like sports statistics and sales data into graphics. With DataLink and a CSV, XML, or ASCII file, you can transform raw spreadsheet data into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.
When timing is everything but anything can happen, take control by creating automated sequences using macro commands with expert pacing and built-in pauses that wait for your (live) cue to resume.
Gain additional flexibility for activating automated macro sequences with triggers that include audio level changes, media playback, and specific switcher actions, and the ability to assign multiple triggers for the same macro.
Produce more engaging playlist sequences from your on-board media by adding transitions between playlist media, and even combining real-time, slow-mo, and fast-mo with per-clip playback speed settings.
Real-Time Clip Editing
Speed up the turnaround of raw recordings and video files for DDR playback with easy, built-in clip splitting and trimming tools.
MonitoringLive Output Monitoring
Work with higher-quality output video previews with enhanced signal processing and full field-rate deinterlacing.
Choose from more video signal selections to monitor, display, or project using the supplemental display ports, and customize every screen in your setup to your workflow.
Blue Only Option
Calibrate video signals with greater flexibility and accuracy with a Blue Only viewport overlay compatible with virtually any monitor.
Monitor Proc Amps
Compensate for environmental lighting conditions and external display settings with configurable color settings for the user interface, multiview, and display ports.
Calibrate video signals with greater precision using large waveform and vectorscope displays on multiview.
Clean M/E Output
Optionally elect to output an M/E sub-mix without real-time overlays for flexible downstream use or archive.
Control Surface Mapping
Access additional video sources directly from companion control surfaces, with revised CS button mapping for the updated switcher layout.
Control Surface Support
Pair your choice of TriCaster control surfaces with your TriCaster Advanced Edition system, with universal support for all current CS models.
Streamline hardware setup with local input and output connections, including Genlock and PTZ settings, centralized to a single configuration panel.
Automate external timecode configuration for your TriCaster production, including 24-hour wraparound, simply by plugging in an LTC timecode source.
Video Layer Management
Easily identify, monitor, and manage switcher BKGD, DSK, and KEY layer video sources in real time, with enhanced controls that include full-time, full-motion confidence monitors and an integrated layer priority system.
Save time during SDI system setup with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for most session-format SDI cameras.
IP Network Tally
Reduce on-air mistakes with a visual indication of on-air status supplied over the network to compatible systems sending output to TriCaster network inputs.
Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to simplify and sophisticate your workflow at the same time. DataLink uses comments as internal data sources to feed titles, label published content, enter metadata, and more.
Work more efficiently and keep a closer eye on the show with visual indicators, updated shortcuts and control tools, hover tooltips, and other on-screen improvements.
Protect your live program from accidents or mistakes by locking control surface buttons to their current state.
Locate and verify active and completed recordings more quickly with a dedicated Session Recordings browser folder.
Snap screenshots from your show with grab controls, optionally capturing stills right from any external switcher video source or simultaneously capturing a collection of stills from any combination of four outputs.
Share media from your production with even more online communities, with publishing destinations that include Imgur, LinkedIn, Vid.me, and Vimeo.
Maximize productivity and reach more friends, fans, and followers with the ability to publish media to multiple user accounts on the same social network simultaneously.
Flex Media Publishing
Publish more files to more places in more formats using an upgraded publishing workflow that also supports file import while live, export, and transcoding right from the Publish queue.
Grab stills from local bins, complete with alpha channel transparency, for publishing or post-production use.
In-Show Replay Controls
Turn everyday productions into drama relived, without adding extra hardware or crew. Capture and replay highlights of the live show, with on-screen controls and other replay elements, including intro and outro transitions, clip speed and duration, angle selection, and auto-playback action.
Automation and Integration Guide
Expand your knowledge and your program's potential with a detailed guide to macros, shortcuts, advanced automation, and integrated production with the TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4 SDI.
Get even more out of the deepest functionality of the Mini Advanced HD-4 SDI, and expand your entire production ecosystem using tools and examples to develop your own workflow extensions.
Enhanced Live Streams
Simplify your webcast workflow with easier setup and one-click presets (now including settings for Microsoft Azure, Twitch.tv, and YouTube Live), and upgrade your online presence with higher-quality live streaming video.
Multi-Platform Live Streaming
Multiply your potential audience without adding an encoder, reach more viewers, and attract different audiences by live streaming to multiple platforms and services simultaneously.
Maintain visual confirmation of active live inputs with the option to allow switcher buttons to be automatically labeled for their corresponding NDI sources.
External Input Configuration
Freely configure the external inputs on the TriCaster switcher for any combination of connected cameras, hardware video sources, or IP video sources.
Easily locate and select the desired input from the list of all available hardware and NDI sources with precision filtering mechanic and thumbnail source previews.
Configure and preview settings for the switcher or M/Es with sandbox-style control on a discrete bus, and then go live or apply across multiple busses with copy-and-paste simplicity.
Access more live sources with the number of external inputs on the switcher increasing from 6 to 8.
Access and mix with all sources from the switcher, including every input and buffer, with two tabbed button banks and 16 MEM slot presets.
Expand camera coverage with any TriCaster Pro Line model (and even TriCaster Mini) by connecting to a compatible upstream video router, and then selecting and switching between router sources directly from the user interface.
Avoid the stress of troubleshooting and backtracking by handling unwanted changes or unintended results instantly with undo and redo commands.
LiveSet Lens Flares
Add an extra touch of realism to live virtual set presentations, with enhanced LiveSet technology providing the option to display animated lens flares that respond to changes in virtual camera positions.
Second KEY Layer
Create more sophisticated visuals—each M/E now includes a second key layer to apply titles, graphics, and video overlays.
Reduce manual effort in correcting for variable lighting conditions and camera settings (especially at outdoor events that would often require a dedicated shading station) with automatic color matching between video inputs.
Create and customize on-screen elements and boost your production value with more detailed compositions, sophisticated visuals, and custom multi-box effects by adding borders and shadows to video layers.
Gain 5 animation buffers to access and playback stored animations, motion graphics, and looping clips without sacrificing the DDRs.
Augmented Reality Key Layers
Add another dimension to virtual set scenes with locking key layers that track with LiveSet zoom and pan movements, making them appear as part of the set instead of just overlays.
Present even more polished visuals with enhanced processing of still images and graphics, plus higher-quality LiveSet rendering and scaling.
Use any text or image from the Web as content in your live production without complicated integration. Simply add the extension to your Google Chrome browser on any external computer, and use DataLink to send data, photos, social media posts, and more across the network to instantly populate or update the designated title or graphic in the switcher.
TriCaster Home Page
Access IP management tools such as DataLink for TriCaster utilities, updates, downloads, documentation, tutorials, customer service, and more from a system-specific TriCaster Home Page accessible from your phone, tablet, or laptop—any supported device on the same network.
|8 x Simultaneous External Video Inputs, Supporting Any Combination of Compatible Sources
|Network Video Input
|8 x IP Video Inputs via NDI, Resolution-Independent, with Support for key and Fill
|Digital Video Input
|4 x SDI Video Connections Supporting Video Input in Any Combination of Standard Formats, Resolutions, and Frame Rates
1080p: 29.97, 25 fps
1080i: 59.94, 50 fps
720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps
SD: 59.94, 50, 25 fps
|Support for up to 8 Simultaneous PTZ Robotic Cameras via Serial and Network Protocols, Including RS-232, RS-422, and IP, with Integrated Controls and Preset System
|Skype Video Calling
|Native Support for up to 2 Simultaneous Skype Video Call Inputs via Skype TX Software Integration, Including Tally and Talkback Communication
|Configurable for up to 4 Independent Video Mix Outputs, with Simultaneous Digital and IP Delivery
|Network Video Output
|4 x Independent IP Video Mix Outputs via NDI
|Digital Video Output
|2 x Independently Configurable SDI Video Outputs
|1 x Streaming Video Output, Independently Configurable, with Simultaneous Stream Archive
|4 x Mini Display Ports Adapters
|Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)
|4 x M/E Buses, Each Supporting 2 Configurable Sources and 2 Configurable Key Layers
1 x PREVIZ Configuration and Preview Bus
|2 x DSK Channels
|4 x Media Players:
2 x DDR
1 x GFX
1 x Sound
15 x Media Buffers:
5 x Animation Buffers
10 x Graphic Buffers
|Integrated LiveMatte Chroma and Luma Keying Technology on All Source Channels and M/E Buses
|Integrated LiveSet Technology with 30+ Live Virtual Sets and Box Effects Included
|Integrated DataLink Technology Enabling Real-Time, Automated Data Input from Internal and External Sources, Including Webpages, Spreadsheets, Scoreboards, Databases, RSS Feeds, Watch Files, XML, CSV, ASCII, and More
|Record, Store, Edit, and Automate Commands and User-Configured Operation Sequences
Attach to Control Panel Buttons, Keyboard Shortcuts, Hotspots, MIDI, and X-Keys Buttons or GPI Triggers
Attach to Internal Events and State Changes, Including Audio, Media Playback, Tally, and Specific Switcher Actions
Supports Control via Web-Based Interface
|5 x Configurable Video Recording Channels via NewTek IsoCorder Technology
4 x QuickTime Archival Video Recorders (XDCAM HD Compatible, 4:2:2 Encoding, 24-Bit Audio, with Timecode) (QuickTime Player Not Required for Playback in Common NLE Applications)
1 x H.264 Distribution Video Recorders (Multiple Profiles)
1 x MP3 Audio Recorder
|Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, Full Field Rate with Digital Calibration, Color Preview, and Support for ITU-R Rec. 709
|1 TB SSD Internal Drive
Capacity Varies by Format, Resolution and File Specification
Supports Recording to External Storage via USB 3.0
Supports Shared Storage Integration and Third-Party Partner Solutions
|Grab Full-Resolution, Deinterlaced Still Images from External Video Sources and Outputs
|Export Video and Image Files to Social Media, FTP, Local, or External Volumes, and Network Servers, with Optional Transcoding
|Integrated Multichannel Audio Mixer with Configurable DSPs, 4 x 4 x 4 Audio Input Channel Routing, and 4 Independent Output Mixes
|Local Audio Input
|4 x Embedded SDI Audio Inputs
1 x 1/4" Balanced Mic
2 x 1/4" Balanced Lines
|Local Audio Output
|2 x Embedded SDI Audio Outputs
2 x 1/4" Balanced Lines
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphones Jack
|Native Support for Network Audio Input and Output via NDI
Embedded Audio Supported for All NDI Input and Output Video Signals
Integrated Support for Dante Networking Protocol from Audinate (Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard License from Audinate, Sold Separately)
|Supported Media File Formats
|Import, Store, and Play Back Multimedia Files, with Optional Transcoding, Including:
Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and More
Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and More
Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and More
|Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
|~1.0 - 2.0 Frames
|HD-SDI Video Conforms to SMPTE 292M
SD Video Conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
Analog Audio Levels Conform to SMPTE RP-155
|Support for Network Tally via NDI
|Support for Standard MIDI Protocol Enabling Third-Party Device Control
|Dual Gigabit NICs
System PhysicalNewTek Mini system chassis, including adjustable handle and cable retention bracket
- 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
- 9 lbs (4.1 kg)